Sunday, March 10, 2013

Power Supply Design

I've started writing up the design of power supplies in my costume project.  When I say 'power supply' I don't mean anything as exotic as designing a linear regulator out of parts or designing a 300KV supply for a Tesla coil but instead a more pedestrian 'which chip do I pick and why?' sort of writeup.  There are an absurd number of potential voltage sources out there - more than enough to get confused.  The writeup focuses on the criteria you would use to select a voltage regulator and discusses the differences between linear and switching regulators before discussing the reasons for choosing regulator I did.  You can read it here.

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